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2022 Events



DATE: January 12th, 2022

TIME: 12:45pm

EVENT: Whimsical Birdsong Preview Concert

LOCATION: Mount Kisco Senior Center

DESCRIPTION: Kessa gives a private outreach performance in anticipation of her solo concert, Gaspard de la nuit.

DATE: January 15th, 2022

TIME: 3:00pm

EVENT: Whimsical Birdsong: Gaspard de la nuit

LOCATION: Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco

DESCRIPTION: For the first time in the Whimsical Birdsong concert series, Kessa will be presenting a recital of only solo piano works. The theme of this concert is death and rebirth, and will feature shorter works by Ravel and J.S. Bach, new works by Montez and Andres, and finally the title work, Ravel's popular and insanely difficult Gaspard de la nuit. Tickets will be sold at the door at $20 each. All audience must wear masks and bring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.

DATE: July 5, 7, 8, 9

TIME: 7:00pm

EVENT: Suor Angelica/Il tabarro

LOCATION: Croton Free Library

DESCRIPTION: For the fifth year of the New York Opera Conservatory, Kessa returns to play for all the rehearsals and performances of Suor Angelica and Il tabarro. There are four performances with four different casts, and admission is free! For more information on the program, check out the New York Opera Conservatory website!

DATE: August 9, 11, 12, 13

TIME: 7:00pm

EVENT: Norma

LOCATION: Croton Free Library

DESCRIPTION: For the fifth year of the New York Opera Conservatory, Kessa returns to play for all the rehearsals and performances of Norma. There are four performances with four different casts, and admission is free! For more information on the program, check out the New York Opera Conservatory website!

DATE: December 14th, 2022

TIME: 7:30pm

EVENT: Ravel: The Complete Art Songs

LOCATION: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

DESCRIPTION: Long-time collaborators Kristina Cook and Kessa Mefford perform all of Ravel's 32 art songs in a single evening. These songs, written in nine languages and dialects, will be presented in their original keys from memory, not only by the singer, but also the pianist. This performance is part of a national tour by Ms. Cook and Ms. Mefford of this program. Buy tickets here!





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